2023's Most Anticipated Albums - January

2022 was one heck of a year for new music.

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2023's Most Anticipated Albums - January

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And once you've seen all of our most anticipated albums of 2023, you can decide whether 2023 will be even greater than the previous year.

Monsta X – Reason

Reason, Monsta X's twelfth mini-album, will be released in January. After months of silence, fans were able to see the trio during their spring US tour, but others around the world are eager to hear the brand-new tunes. 

Ava Max – Diamonds & Dancefloors

Ava Max, who teased early hits "Weapons" and "Million Dollar Baby," is ready to take on 2023 with fury. Her January album is as glistening as the title promises. "It's like a new wave of pop music that was much needed. "I adore it," she said last year of her distinct disco-inspired sound.

Sam Smith – Gloria

Gloria, Sam Smith's fourth album, is due out next month and will build on the success of their chart-topping "Unholy" collaboration with Kim Petras. Ed Sheeran, Koffee, and Jessie Reyez are among the other artists featured in Smith's documentary, which attempts to depict an inspiring journey of self-discovery.

The Arcs – Electrophonic Chronic

The throwback soul-minded ensemble helmed by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach is back with their first album in eight years.

Along with Auerbach, Big Crown Records CEO Leon Michels, Menahan Street Band bassist Nick Movshon, and Dap-Kings drummer Homer Steinweiss will pay tribute to their late bandmate, indie titan producer and multi-instrumentalist Richard Swift (who died in 2018.)

Singles like "Keep On Dreamin'," "Eyes," and "Heaven Is A Place" strike a perfect combination of psychedelic soul and spirituality, which Swift would have enjoyed.

Samia – Honey

Samia's 2020 debut, The Baby, was hailed for its visceral poetry combined with a soft, beautiful sound. Singles such as "Sea Lions" and "Kill Her Freak Out" have hinted at more refined songwriting and a greater sense of urgency for the upcoming album; "You said when I come on the radio it makes you want to die / Well if I shut up can I come inside?" She performs on the famous piano ballad "Sea Lions." Danielle Chelosky's

Låpsley – Cautionary Tales

Across two great albums, Lpsley has fuzzed her delicate, contorting voice with electronic-leaning sound. Now, the gradually rising Brit is back with Cautionary Tales of Youth, a cathartic collection of songs inspired by her time imprisoned in South Africa during the early days of the pandemic.

The current single, "Hotel Corridors," combines her expressive delivery with a smokey, tight-knit beat by Jamie xx and Fred Again.

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